From page 81 of ' When Two or Three '
At the Organ of The Paramount
' The Monsoon Lands-India'
J. N. L. BAKER, Lecturer in Geography in the University of Oxford, with Illustrations by SURYA SENA andNELUN DEVI
This morning's talk will include an electrical recording of three Sinhalese folk-songs by the brilliant Sinhalese artists. Surya Sena and his wife Nelun Devi , who made the records specially for the occasion, prior to their departure for America.
The first is a ploughing song in which a peasant sings and talks to his bull ; the second is a reaping song heard in the paddy fields as the rice is harvested ; and the last is a song from the ceremony known as the Procession of the Sacred Tooth, which takes place in Kandy, the old capital.
Surva Sena has made a special study of the folk-music of Ceylon, much of which he has himself collected and arranged. Nelun Devi accompanies his singing on a native instrument.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh (Soloist, P. SCOTT)
I— 'The Place'
JOHN HILTON , Professor of Industrial Relations in the University of Cam-bridge
Lancashire with its ' Ah will that, by gum ', and its Wigan gratuitously endowed with an imaginary pier is a county whose characteristics are frequently caricatured on the music-hall. As
John Hilton-the speaker this afternoon —wrote, four things are special to Lancashire: its comedians, its clogs, its cottons, and its canal. Lancashire, of course, is the centre of England's cotton industry. In good times, as many as 400,000 people work ' in't mill '. But now the clatter of clogs on pavements and cobbles at half-past four in the morning is not as loud as it was, and the diminution of noise is not entirely due to the fact that clogs are going out of favour—fewer feet, unfortunately, have work to hurry to nowadays.
Professor Hilton is a Lancastrian : he was born in Bolton. This afternoon he will induce listeners to get the sound, smell, look, taste, and feel of the county, and then invite them to join him in an aerial survey, as it were, of a big Lancashire town.
2.30 World History-Io
' The Manchu Empire in China'
EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic
History in the University of London
This afternoon listeners are to hear about the Manchus who ousted the enfeebled Ming dynasty in China. For well over a hundred years the warlike invaders supplied rulers of brilliant ability. Two of these Manchu rulers, the Emperors K'ang Hsi and Ch'ien Lung, will be dealt with in detail this afternoon by Professor Eileen Power -she will describe the life, work, and art of the people when they were on the throne. Although the Manchus administrated as conquerors, they were wise enough to respect Chinese culture ; many Chinese, indeed, were actually given important government jobs. It was an important stage in China's history. And a prosperous one, too. But listeners will be told how difficult it was for European traders to benefit by this prosperity.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms cxxviii, cxxix Lesson
Magnificat (Bullock, in B flat) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Bullock, in B flat) Anthem, 0 God of Truth (Darke)
Hymn, King of glory, King of peace
« I Knew a Man-Lord Roberts'
Lt.-General Sir WILLIAM FURSE ,
An electrical recording of the talk broadcast in the National programme at 10 p.m. on November 22
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stravinsky: Toccata and Gavotte (Stravinsky) ; Variations i and 2-Finale (Pulcinella) (Stravinsky)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Symphony in G minor (Roussel)—I. Allegro vivo ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Vivace ; 4. Allegro con spirito
by ERNEST W. MAYNARD
Relayed from Bath Abbey
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Songs sung by SOPHIE Wyss (soprano)
La Chanson d'Eve (Op. 95)
2. Prima verba
3. Roses ardentes
4. Comme Dieu rayonne 5. L'aube blanche 6. Eau vivante
7. Veilles-tu, ma senteur de soleil ? 8. D'un parfum de roses blanches 9. Crepuscule
10. 0 Mort, poussiere d'etoiles
(Poems by Can Lerberghe)
' Savings and Capital'
A new Pot-pourri by JULIUS BUERGER
THE B B C CHORUS
THE B B C THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Montague Brearley
Produced and conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
In his latest pot-pourri, Dr. Buerger goes further abroad than he did in ' Holiday in Europe'; he takes his listeners for a cruise round the world.
The route is Spain-Italy-Arabia-
India — Cambodia — Siam — Java — China-Mexico-the United States-and back to England. Listeners will hear characteristic music of all these countries, including genuine Oriental tunes and rhythms which have probably never before been played by an Occidental orchestra. If listeners find some of them a little too weird, let them remember that the ship will move on and they will soon reach Mexico with its gay rumbas, and the United States of America with its Negro spirituals and Sousa marches !
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
Rev. W. H.
Led by Marie WILSON
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Dvorak wrote his Symphonic Variations in 1878, and the work was heard for the first time in London in 1887, when Richter conducted it with great success at one of his concerts. Seven months later Richter introduced it to Vienna at a Philharmonic Concert, and Brahms, who was present, wrote to Dvorak: ' So far no composition has made its way here like your Variations.'
The variation form is one of the highest tests of a composer's intellectual capacity, and therefore great works, implying deep emotional and intellectual experience, in variation form are comparatively rare. Dvorak's Symphonic Variations takes a very high place in works of this kind. The twenty-seven variations of the theme, which consists of two alternating strains, are full of contrast and expressiveness and show the application of great musical imagination. Sir Donald Tovey has well said that why this work ' is not better known passes the comprehension of anyone who can recognise good music '.
THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL